§ 94. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the President of the Board of Agriculture what Regulations have been made with regard to the sale and purchase of agricultural and other horses; and whether these restrictions refer to horses of all ages?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
Regulation 2T under the Defence of the Realm Act provides that an occupier of an agricultural holding in Great Britain shall not sell or part with the possession of any horse used, or capable of being used, for the cultivation of a holding except with the authority of a licence granted under this Regulation. The Board have issued the Sale of Horses Order, 1917, under this Regulation, and I will send my hon. Friend a copy of both Order and Regulation. No age is mentioned in either document. The words "any horse used, or capable of being used, for the cultivation of a holding" will, as a general rule, be considered to include unbroken horses suitable for farm work of two years old and upwards.